It’s official, you guys — the Powerpuff Girls are about to be back and better than ever! That’s right, the cartoon show that we all watched as kids is officially returning, but this time it’s going to be a live-action series. Yep, the CW recently announced that they’re remaking the show, and you’re not going to believe who they cast as the iconic little girl superheroes.
Drum roll please… Descendants star Dove Cameron, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet and Jagged Little Pill alum Yana Perrault are going to play Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup! Wow, how epic is that?! But wait, when will the new show premiere, you ask? Who else is going to star in it? And what will it be about? Not to worry, you guys, because we went ahead and broke it all down for you. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Powerpuff Girls live-action series.
What Do We Know So Far About The Live-Action Show?
According to Deadline, Diablo Cody (who was previously behind movies like Jennifer’s Body and Juno) and Heather Regnier (who previously worked on Veronica Mars) are writing the new show, while Maggie Kiley is directing it. Although it’s going to be based off of the original Cartoon Network animated series, it’s not going to tell the same story reimagined. Instead, it’s going to follow the characters years later! Yep, the outlet reported that Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup won’t be tiny pint-sized superheroes anymore, but instead, they’re going to be “disillusioned 20-somethings who resent having lost their childhood to crimefighting. Will they agree to reunite now that the world needs them more than ever?” We guess we’ll have to wait and see!
And now that they’re all grown up, the characters have reportedly changed a lot! Blossom, who we all knew as the spunky leader of the group, now has “repressed kiddie-superhero trauma, which has left her feeling anxious and reclusive. She aims to become a leader again — this time on her own terms.” As for Bubbles, who was the sweet one of the group, her “charming exterior belies an unexpected toughness and wit. She’s initially more interested in recapturing her fame than saving the world, but she just might surprise us and herself.” Finally, Buttercup, who was constantly rebelling in the original show, is “more sensitive than her tough exterior suggests. She has spent her adulthood trying to shed her Powerpuff Girl identity and live an anonymous life.”
Dove Cameron Manifested The Role
It turns out, Cameron has been wanting to play Bubbles since 2013! At the time, she took to Twitter to share her love for the character.
“I really just want to play Bubbles in a live-action Power Puff Girls movie,” she wrote.
I really just want to play Bubbles in a live-action Power Puff Girls movie.— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) April 9, 2013
And now, her dream gets to come true!
“I cannot wait for you guys to see this show. The script is unreal, I don’t think i’ve ever laughed out loud so much reading anything,” she gushed after it was announced that she had been cast in the new show. “Without giving anything away, as a huge fan of the cartoon, this script is my true fantasy! Stay tuned.”
i cannot WAIT for you guys to see this show. the script is unreal, i don’t think i’ve ever laughed out loud so much reading anything . without giving anything away , as a huge fan of the cartoon , this script is my true fantasy . !! stay tuuuuuuneddd pic.twitter.com/J6uC7K8Qqk— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) March 9, 2021
As for Bennet, she was pretty excited about it too. She posted a pic of the cartoon version of Blossom to Twitter, captioning it, “I’m a heckin’ Powerpuff Girl now wtf (!!!!).” Mood.
i’m a heckin’ powerpuff girl now wtf (!!!!) pic.twitter.com/pNQ8ZJr4JB— Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) March 9, 2021
As for Perrault, she doesn’t have Twitter, but she did share her excitement over the role to Instagram.
“Bag secured,” she wrote. “No really v grateful, this is too dreamy to believe, so many feelings, still processing, on cloud nine.”
They’ve Already Started Training For The Show
Unfortunately, there’s no release date for it just yet, but it looks like the ladies have already started training for the show. Cameron shared a few videos of herself practicing her splits to Instagram, writing, “Night sessions for Powerpuffs in training.”
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She also posted a selfie with Bennet and Perrault to her Stories, and seeing them together made us super excited for the series!
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Meet The New Powerpuff Girls
If you’re wondering who the ladies behind the new and improved Powerpuff Girls are, we’ve got you covered. Cameron is most known for her roles in the Descendants movies and Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, but she also starred in Dumplin’, Hairspray Live!, Cloud 9 and more. But that’s not all. She also released her own album in 2019, and starred in a few off-Broadway shows, including Clueless: The Musical and West End’s The Light in the Piazza.
As for Bennet, she has acted in Nashville, Abominable, 5 Years Apart, Valley Girl, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more. This is actually Perrault’s first on-screen role, but she has made quite a name for herself on the stage. She starred in the Alanis Morissette-inspired Broadway play, Jagged Little Pill, back in its 2019. And in 2020, she announced that she was joining the cast of Hamilton! Unfortunately for her and the rest of the cast, the show was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. She also released some songs of her own, which have garnered more than 700,000 streams on Spotify.